Ishmael | Rising Tide Brewing Company

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IshmaelIshmael
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rising Tide Brewing Company
Maine, United States
risingtidebrewing.com

Style: German Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ishmael is our richly-flavored American copper ale. This American interpretation of the altbiers of Düsseldorf is brewed with continental Munich malt, American-grown hops, and a clean-fermenting ale yeast to produce a slightly sweet and malty beer balanced by a firm bitterness.

Added by sogrady on 09-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,200
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
224
pDev:
11.35%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
51
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 224 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can at Summer Shack, Boston, MA

A: The beer is slightly hazy copper in color. It has a light amount of visible carbonation and poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down a bit but consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of toasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has some flavors of toasted malts along with hints of malt extracts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a little bit of dryness.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and goes down easily. It tastes true to the style.

Serving type: can

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Photo of BAsbill
3.31/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of V1per41
3.31/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smulford68
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I drank this both at the brewery in a 10 oz snifter & at home out of a 12 oz can. It has a slightly cloudy copper color, light head and malty aroma. Its a bit flat on the finish, but its a "light beer". In my opinion, it's a very pleasant beer from a great little brewery that at just under 5% ABV, won't slow you down too much.

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Photo of chriswjr
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Michaelm323
4.28/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The appearance has a copper brown colored body with a small tan lumpy head with a speckled lacing. The smell has a light sort of mild malts and hops with a light cooked apples and an added sort of bread/biscuitiness. The taste is basically sweet through the previously mentioned flavors. On the palate, its mostly on a medium sort of body with a nice sessionable sort of quality to it. There is a decent light harshness on the tongue, no aftertaste or finish. Overall, this is good for the style and good for me.

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Photo of mmorris15
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours a slightly murky copper, brown color.
S: Caramel, earth, citrus, and bread.
T: Sweet malt, followed by a very present earthy bitterness.
F: Fairly smooth, drinks very easy.
O: Nice beer that's balanced between light/sweet and bitter. Drinks very easy at 4.9% ABV.

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Photo of Ryan_DelMastro
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurzman
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeff137
4.81/5  rDev +30%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fitzy01
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nichols33
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of I3eer
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BFCarr
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matthowland
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMills52
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.34/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle dated 07.26.2016

Pours slightly hazed copper with a frothy khaki colored foam head. Smells like toasted sweet malts, spice, copper penny, orange citrus, tannic black tea, pine sap, caramel, with some bitter herbal earthy grass and pine. Tastes like rye bread, vegetal spice, caramel, toasted malts, orange citrus, some dried apricot, tannic black tea, pine sap, with bitter herbal earthy grass and pine. Feels medium-light bodied, crisp with moderate carbonation. Overall a nice copper ale.

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Photo of lupercmda
4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of braican
3.09/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Im4jojo
4.59/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I tried this brew on tap at the brewery in Portland, and, looking back at my "beer journal," I see that I gave it a so-so review. I liked it better from this bottle, which seems a bit strange to me. Anyway, love the name, as it is a reference to the classic MOBY DICK. First sip was mild, slightly bitter, but smooth, Second sip made me cringe, as it was VERY bitter. I was determined to keep on to the bottom of my pint glass, though! Simple lacingings of a small head, signifying not much carbonation. Interesting color: definitely true to its name. Third sip was smooth, enjoyable to the last drop. Definitely want to buy again. Great brewery atmosphere at RISING TIDE, too! Good people.

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Photo of byronic
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Ishmael from Rising Tide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 224 ratings